Quinoa is a great alternative to rice. It has all 9 essential amino acids, it's high in protein and fiber. I love caramelized onions so if you don't mind putting in the time to caramelize your onions, this is a delicious recipe! The casserole makes 8 servings so I put 5 into containers for lunch with some carrots on top.
- In a large pot add chopped onions and salt and cook for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 20 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar and cook for 5 more minutes. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes. Add wine and cook for one minute.
- Preheat over to 400 degrees and spray a casserole dish.
- Add the cannellini beans, quinoa, vegetable broth and rosemary to the pot with the onions. Bring to a simmer and stir in cheeses. Mix until combined and season with salt and pepper.
- Pour into casserole dish and bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
433 calories, 65g carbs, 9g fiber, 18g protein
Recipe source: cookingquinoa